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Wang LiPing's "Daoist Internal Mastery"

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Available through Three Pines Press, $59.

https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/product/daoist-internal-mastery/

 

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This book translates Master Wang’s original practice instructions and discourses given during training seminars.  His system of internal alchemy goes back to two ancient Daoist texts: the 13th-century Lingbao bifa, linked to the immortals Zhongli Quan and Lü Dongbin; and the 17th-century Taiyi jinhua zongzhi (Secret of the Golden Flower), also connected to Lü.  Together they are known as the Lingbao tong zhineng neigong shu (Arts of Internal Mastery, Wisdom, and Potential, Based on Numinous Treasure).  The texts outline the concoction of a golden elixir through the dual cultivation of inner nature and life-destiny.  This book follows the classics and presents all different kinds of techniques—including walking, pacing, sleeping, circulating the five phases, absorbing tree energy, and capturing planetary essences—in a systematic format and with a great amount of instructional detail.  It contains a wealth of information invaluable to anyone interested in genuine Daoist cultivation and elucidates numerous rather obscure concepts to contextualize each practice.

 

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anybody read this? What's your opinion..Is it practical and valuable for it's price?

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I have it.  Well written, packed with information.  Wang Liping is the genuine article, his retreats are very expensive, so in comparison his books are a bargain.  More importantly, members here who've studied with him are impressive.

 

For a dabbler myself, who likes things simple, the book for the most part is overkill.  I'll open it now and then for insight or to try one of the dozens of exercises for a bit then go back to something simpler, but thats me.  For anyone interested in the Daoist esoteric energy arts, its an excellent book by one of the worlds foremost practitioners. 

 

Its a layered practice with the secret being long years/decades of dedication. 

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On 29/05/2020 at 6:12 AM, ben kaf said:

anybody read this? What's your opinion..Is it practical and valuable for it's price?

 

This book is best for somebody who has already taken WLP's retreats. If you need a book describing WLP's practice at a beginner level, you can look into this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Taoist-Alchemy-Wang-Liping-One-ebook/dp/B084MCDF8Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nathan+brine&qid=1590864160&s=books&sr=1-1

 

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35 minutes ago, idquest said:

This book is best for somebody who has already taken WLP's retreats. If you need a book describing WLP's practice at a beginner level, you can look into this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Taoist-Alchemy-Wang-Liping-One-ebook/dp/B084MCDF8Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nathan+brine&qid=1590864160&s=books&sr=1-1

 Thank you! you exactly answered my question. I was trying to compare that book with the one you mentioned.

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51 minutes ago, idquest said:

 

This book is best for somebody who has already taken WLP's retreats. If you need a book describing WLP's practice at a beginner level, you can look into this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Taoist-Alchemy-Wang-Liping-One-ebook/dp/B084MCDF8Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nathan+brine&qid=1590864160&s=books&sr=1-1

 

Nathan is on this site sometimes....

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